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 By Patti Poteete    Columns    April 8, 2021

A Bearless Camping Trip In Colorado

"Blah blah blah, food, blah blah, bears, blah ... so make a lot of noise." I stopped walking....

 

All She Wants Is A Professional Haircut

It's been more than a year since I've gone shopping inside a store. Online doesn't count. I social...

 

A Perfect Valentine Camping Trip For Sure

We renewed our fishing licenses, packed up the campervan with our zero-degree sleeping bags,...

 

Walk In The Woods With Sasquatch

We strolled through the heavily wooded landscape following a well-worn game trail. The sun leaked...

 

She's Dreaming Of Winning The Lottery

I've won the lottery ... in my dreams. Have you ever pondered the wondrous life a lottery win could...

 

Maybe The Hair Cut Is Best Left To The Pro

I flipped the safety switch and power surged through my hand. Hesitating, the noise sounding both...

 

Ever Wondered How To Hug A Naked Man?

I consciously knew where I was going was perfectly legal, yet a tiny prurient part of my brain kept...

 

Happy New Year, 2021 -The Year Of Restoration

Just before Christmas I had a yearning to visit family and friends as has been my norm for many year...

 

Be Mindful Of Hope And Joy This Season

I think I am more mindful of the hope and joy of this holy season. In previous years I've...

 

Animal Rescue Groups Need Your Help

"Animal rescues are overwhelmed with calls for help with stray dogs due to the Covid Pandemic,"...

 

Reaching Out To Rescue A Dog -Again

He was in bad shape when he crawled up on our front deck. Puncture wounds dotted his face. A...

 

The Dark Days Will Pass And Brighten

Bundled up, but not too much, against the chill of the fall morning, I sat out on the back porch...

 

She's Dressing Up For Halloween Regardless

Halloween is coming! I suppose that announcement is unnecessary if you are a parent, grandparent or...

 

Leave Me Alone - I've Made Up My Mind!

Normally, I enjoy television commercials. Some are silly with street-smart, high-fiving squirrels an...

 

A Gnome And A Few Days In The Woods

This has been a tough year for everyone - global pandemic, wildfires, hurricanes, job losses,...

 

She Finally Found Those Flip-Flops

During the "Great Clean-out of 2018" from our medium-sized home to our 22-foot travel-trailer...

 

The Job Of Mother Never Expires

I'm a bit maudlin lately as my job as "mother" recently expired. Every mother knows the day will...

 

Finding Peace Of Mind Where You Can

COVID-19. The Presidential race. The economy. Unintentional bombs. Health care. PPEs. Racism. Gun...

 
 By Patti Poteete    Columns    July 30, 2020

Waiting In Line For The Big Test

We were the 16th car in line, even though we had arrived early. I didn't look behind us to see how...

 
 By Patti Poteete    Columns    July 16, 2020

She'll Take Flamingoes Over Diamonds

It is said that "diamonds are a girl's best friend." Not for this girl. Oh, don't get me wrong. I li...

 
 By Patti Poteete    Columns    July 2, 2020

No More Plumber's Helper For Her

"Let's fix that pipe problem today," said Mr. Right, watching my reaction as he drank his morning...

 
 By Patti Poteete    Columns    June 18, 2020

Ask The Mothers - They Know How To Love

It would be irresponsible of me not to write about the Black Lives Matter protests happening across...

 
 By Patti Poteete    Columns    June 4, 2020

Stayin' Alive Depsite Life's Many Dangers

My life is in danger. As a matter of fact, all our lives are in danger over and above Covid-19. For...

 
 By Patti Poteete    Opinion    May 21, 2020

It's About Time To Change The Subject

Change of subject. Forget about Covid-19 for minute if you can. Let's talk about the weather. After...

 
 By Patti Poteete    Columns    May 7, 2020

Consider All The Little Bits Of Joy

I sat in the garden and prayed today. After six weeks of self-inflicted isolation, it gets harder...

 

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